Saturday, October 24, 2009

Greeting Card Gift Set

For any of you who purchase Papertrey Ink stamp sets, do you save the clear boxes the sets come in? I just cannot bring myself to throw these boxes away. It finally occurred to me that these boxes are the perfect size for a card set. I am sure everyone else has already figured this out - I am just kind of slow ;-)

So I decided to use the colors from the current Raspberry Suite Color challenge for a card set for my sister. Whenever she comes to visit, she usually takes most of the cards I have made. But I haven't seen her for some time, so I suspect she needs some new cards.

First I am going to show each of the cards, and then I will show the box all assembled at the end.

Here are the colors for the challenge:

I just got the Papertrey Ink Giga Guidelines set, and I just had to give it a try!

For this second card, the sentiment was from Giga Guidelines as well.

I also just decided to get the Mega Mixed Messages set. Okay - how did I ever live without it?? It has every sentiment you could ever need! The sentiments on the next card is from that set.

I thought my sister would like a little crocheted flower card in her set. And I just love stringing glass beads onto twine for a little something extra! The sentiment on this card is also from Mega Mixed messages.

For this next card, I used Everyday Button Bits. I love that set!

Finally I thought she needed a butterfly card with some swirls and bling!

I put a decorative band and a little tag envelope on the box, and then I decorated a little tag to fit in the envelope.
I can't wait to send this to her. She will love this set!

Thanks for Looking!

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stamp sets: Papertrey Ink (PTI) Everyday Button Bits, PTI Mega Mixed Messages, PTI Giga Guidelines
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Stampin Up True Green
Edge Punches: Martha Stewart, Fiskars
Large flowers cut with Nestabilities Flower die set
Butterflies cut with Cricut Stamp Solutions cartridge
Crocheted flower made with embroidery floss
Misc: buttons, grosgrain ribbon, gems, hemp cord, glass beads


Sue Lelli said...

Wow! You were busy!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the cake and love the glass beads on the twine. All of your creations were just FAB! I enjoyed looking at all of it!

Maureen said...

wow! You were busy! hard to pick a favourite, but it may be the button bit bouquet with the green lace grass :) so pretty :)

Biscuitlid said...

wow these are fabulous, hope you enjoyed making them as much as I have looking at them


*LittleMissT* said...

Wow, you really went to town with this challenge! My favourite is your fourth one!!

Scrapping Julie said...

WOWZA. all of them are fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Deanne! I am new reader of your blog and look forward to your posts. These cards are beautiful and inspiring. I always love the butterfly cards, thank you so much for sharing!

6 wacky women said...

Wow!! Deanne,
Such a gorgeous set, so many fabulous details, love the designs too.

Karen x

Catherine said...

It's too hard to choose which card I like the best, they are look gorgeous. I really like how you used the beads on your cards, it adds a lovely dimension to them.:)

Andrea M said...

I'm sure you've heard this multiple times but - wow, you've been busy :) Love all your creations! Amazing work. Great job. Thanks for sharing!

Winter said...

Cute! You have been BUSY! :)

Paola said...

Forgive my poor english...i'm just an italian reader...but this post is amazing and i must tell you that your cards are use the colours suggested in several wonderful way!!!
thank you for sharing your ideas and beautiful works!!!

Joy said...

What a beautiful collection of art!! I love them all!
xoxo Joy